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9 to 5 The Musical – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music and Lyrics: Dolly Parton Based on the book by Patricia Resnick Screenplay: Patricia Resnick and Colin Higgins Director: Jeff Calhoun Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Back on stage again after 11 years, 9 to 5 The Musical  is just as much fun as ever, albeit without its illustrious creator, although she does put in a brief appearance through a couple of video ...

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9 to 5 – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: Patricia Resnick Music & Lyrics: Dolly Parton Director: Jeff Calhoun Choreographer: Lisa Stevens Designer: Tom Roger Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys 9 to 5, the 2008 musical based on the hit 1980 movie starring Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, would seem on the surface to be a strange choice for a West End revival and UK tour in 2019. ...

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9 to 5: The Musical – Milton Keynes Theatre

Book: Patricia Resnick Music and Lyrics: Dolly Parton Director: Jeff Calhoun Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen Reviewer: Gemma Fincher If you are looking for a musical with big hair and even bigger belts, then look no further than Dolly Parton’s ultimate feel-good musical of female empowerment, 9 to 5 The Musical. The queen of country music’s signature style is all over this ...

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9 to 5 The Musical – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book: Patricia Resnick Music: Dolly Parton Director: Jeff Calhoun Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen After a working day, there’s nothing better than time with friends and family and some sheer escapism to help you unwind – and the latest show to grace the Palace Theatre’s stage is one post 9 to 5 treat that you don’t want to miss. 9 to 5 ...

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9 to 5 – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Patricia Resnick Music &Lyrics: Dolly Parton Director: Jeff Calhoun Reviewer: Iain Sykes [rating:4]   Big, brash and bold. There’s absolutely nothing subtle about 9 to 5, the Dolly Parton musical. Based on the 1980 film that also spawned the famous title song, Dolly’s compositions and Patricia Resnick’s book ensure a loud and proud dose of 1979 style feminism. As ...

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9 to 5 The Musical – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Writer: Patricia Resnick Music &Lyrics: Dolly Parton Director: Jeff Calhoun Reviewer: Lauren Anders [Rating:4] “This is the first time in your life that you’ve ever been well hung!” is the line that sums up the entire production. It is funny, witty and emasculating, but that does not mean to say that men will not enjoy it. With punchy dialogue, a ...

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9 to 5 The Musical – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Music and Lyrics: Dolly Parton Book: Patricia Resnick Director: Jeff Calhoun Reviewer: Nathanael Kent [rating:3.5] Firstly, there is something this reviewer must confess: he suffers from Dollyphobia. So things don’t bode well when the curtain rises and a huge projection of Dolly Parton fills the stage, as she addresses us from the distant land of “Dollywood”. Thankfully she is gone ...

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9 to 5: The Musical – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: Patricia Resnick Music and Lyrics: Dolly Parton Director: Jeff Calhoun Reviewer: Maggie Constable [rating:3.5] The much anticipated 9 to 5: The Musical arrives at Milton Keynes this week.It is based on the smash hit film of the 80s and recounts the famous antics in an office where three of the staff decide to take on their very arrogant, sexist ...

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